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Breka Fest

26. 08. - 27. 08. 2022

Srednja Bistrica

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Breka Fest

Srednja Bistrica (Prekmurje, Slovenia) , Srednja Bistrica

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Breka Fest was launched in 2008 in the village of Srednja Bistrica as the only festival of its kind in Prekmurje, the northeast region of Slovenia. Though it primarily presents the many different strands of metal and HC, it also hosts some more rock or punk-oriented acts. It has a strong programme, which not only stages a lot of bands from the rather thriving metal and HC music scene of Prekmurje, but also renowned musicians from other parts of Slovenia and also some neighbouring countries. It takes place alongside the Mura River, offers free camping and, as of recently, 2 nights of musical programme. In the local dialect, its name breka denotes children’s crying.

The festival has been somewhat expanded with 2 side editions. Since 2014 there is the Winter Breka festival, which obviously takes place during the winter and is set in Ambasada ŠKM Beltinci. The other one is the OverMüra Breka Fest, which is organised outside the Prekmurje region (the name refers to this with an untranslatable word game) and has for example taken place at the Pekarna Cultural Centre in Maribor and at Klub Gromka in Ljubljana.

Some of the artists who have played at the stages of various Breka events are Vulvathrone, Odpisani, Noctiferia, In-Sane, Eyecontact, Y, Vasectomy (HR), Debeli Precjednik (HR), Krlja (HR), Upset (HR), Hideous Divinity (IT), Infest (RS), Teamkiller (DE).

Prlekija Regional Multimedia Centre

Ljutomer

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Regionalni multimedijski center Prlekije

Spodnji Kamenščak 23 SI-9240, Ljutomer

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Located within the MKC Prlekija Youth Centre, Prlekija Regional Multimedia Centre serves the region between Podravje and Pomurje, with the aim of promoting multimedia creativity and thereby opening up new possibilities in the areas of communication, education and creative work. New technology is accessible free of charge to anyone interested in digital culture and new media resources. Free Internet access and use of ICT equipment enables the local population to become acquainted with new media and produce multimedia projects. To date several intermedia artistic projects and civil society programmes have been implemented via the Centre’s social activities, workshops and entertainment programmes. The Klopotec.net, a regional portal has been developed.

Murska Sobota Regional and Study Library

Murska Sobota

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Pokrajinska in študijska knjižnica Murska Sobota

Zvezna 10 SI-9000, Murska Sobota

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The Murska Sobota Regional and Study Library functions as the regional library for the Pomurje region. Though officially established in 1973 following the merger of the public and the study libraries, its beginnings pre-date World War II. The 4,000 square-metre premises feature a 120-seat reading room and function both as a library and as a multimedia information centre. In addition to lending book and other material, the library also holds story-telling hours, creative workshops, literary evenings, exhibitions, books clubs (in the library and nursing homes), lectures, and participates in organising the Eye of the Word Festival. It houses two important collections: a local collection comprising rare books hailing mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries, and one of the richest collections of Hungarian books in Slovenia, which is perennially updated with new titles. Their mobile library pays visits to 12 Slovene municipalities and the neighbouring Porabje region in Hungary.

The library is also the seat of the Library Association of Pomurje.

MIKK Youth Information Cultural Club, Murska Sobota

Murska Sobota

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MIKK, Mladinski informativni in kulturni klub Murska Sobota

Trubarjev drevored 4 SI-9000 , Murska Sobota

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Established in 1995 by the Municipality of Murska Sobota and situated in Murska Sobota Castle, the MIKK Youth Information Cultural Club is active in information distribution (e-point), non-formal education (music, theatre, fine arts, literature, photography and film workshops), cultural promotion (concerts, exhibitions, theatre shows, literary events and art film screenings by young, non-conformist groups), and international projects (MOVIT, Service for Promotion of Youth Mobility, exchanges, voluntary work).

From 2002 to 2007 MIKK ran an international festival of contemporary alternative music called Te MIKKa Festival, and in 2005 it established the KRIK Multimedia Centre Pomurje.

Ljutomer Public Library

Ljutomer

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Splošna knjižnica Ljutomer

Glavni trg 1 SI-9240 , Ljutomer

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Ljutomer Public Library is housed in the old Town Hall (Mestna hiša) at Glavni trg square in Ljutomer and its origin dates back to 1893. The 560-square-metre library incorporates a 16-seat reading room and offers a wide range of literature to its users (70,000 monograph units and 70 periodicals). It functions as a classical library and as a multimedia information centre for the school population and other communities living in Ljutomer, Razkrižje, Veržej, and Križevci.

In addition to library activities the public institute also engages in museum, gallery and cinematography activities taking place at Ljutomer Culture House, which is run by the library. The museum comprises a general collection about Ljutomer (called Lotmerk) and the Prlekija Region, the Tabor Movement Collection as well as the Karol Grossmann Collection.

Ljutomer Town Hall

Dating from 1833, Ljutomer Town Hall is a seven-axial, two-storey building with a triangular wing pavilion, articulated at the bottom with Tuscan columns and ending in a triangular, richly-profiled gable with an original clock in the centre. The entrance portal dates from 1837 and has two Tuscan columns, an accentuated balcony and an original balustrade with the town’s coat-of-arms.

Ljutomer Culture House

Ljutomer

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Dom kulture Ljutomer

Prešernova 20 SI-9240, Ljutomer

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The Ljutomer Culture House and the Ljutomer Public Library are run by the Ljutomer Institute for Culture and Education. The venue is used for many events run by local and regional cultural associations and schools. Its most prominent programme have been cinema screenings, especially vivid on the occasion of the annual Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival. During this lively and unique film festival, the Ante Trstenjak Gallery, located next door to the culture house, displays photo exhibitions, exhibitions of film posters, and film props.

Art Cinema Karol Grossmann

In November 2017 the Art kino Karol Grossmann was founded on the location, being the only art cinema in the Pomurje region.

Lendava-Lendva Library

Lendava-Lendva

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Knjižnica Lendava/ Konyvtar Lendva

Glavna ulica 12 SI-9220, Lendava-Lendva

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Operating in a bilingual territory, the Lendava Library was co-founded by the Municipality of Lendava and the Hungarian National Self-Governing Community of Pomurje Region Lendava-Lendva. It is located in the Oskar Laubhaimer’s neo-baroque villa built in 1906. The library has branches in Hotiza, Sr. Bistrica, Črenšovci, Velika Polana, Turnišče, Kobilje, Odranci, Dolina, Dobrovnik, Gaberje, Genterovci, and Petišovci.

In 2016 the Library was united with the Lendava-Lendva Cultural Centre into the Library – Cultural Centre Lendava-Lendva Institute.

Programme

In addition to adult and young adult departments, members can use the reading room, or access the materials on the region featured in the local collection department. Its collection of books, magazines, and other material is available in Slovenian and Hungarian.

Story-telling hours, puppet shows, workshops, literary evenings, exhibitions, lectures, and other events held at the library and its branches are likewise conducted in both languages. It also collaborates with libraries in Hungary.

Lendava-Lendva Cultural Centre

Lendava-Lendva

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Kulturni center Lendava / Lendvai Kulturális Központ

Trg Györgya Zale 1 SI-9220, Lendava-Lendva

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The Lendava-Lendva Cultural Centre, an impressive 2,400 square-metre building was conceived by architect Imre Makovecz in 1995, as a multipurpose space for concerts, drama, opera and conferences.

It was a major new cross-border collaborative building project of the 1990s, funded by the Slovene Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Lendava-Lendva, the Hungarian government, and the Hungarian National Self-Governing Community of Pomurje Region Lendava-Lendva.

Background

First the institution was called the Lendava-Lendva Institute for Culture and Promotion (ZKPL-MPIL), then, in 2016, it was reorganised as the Library – Cultural Centre Lendava-Lendva Institute – Lendvai Könyvtár és Kulturális Központ, uniting the Cultural Centre and the Lendava-Lendva Library.

Venue and programme

Lendava-Lendva Cultural Centre has a 1,400 square-metre (45m x 33m) theatre/concert hall with 444 seats, plus various other spaces. It organises annual music and theatre subscription series involving both Slovene and Hungarian artists and also hosts frequent performances by Slovene theatre houses (Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana, Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, Slovene People’s Theatre (SLG) Celje, Mladinsko Theatre, Ljubljana City Theatre (MGL)), as well as their counterparts in Hungary. During the summer the venue serves as an open air cinema showing the recent cinema hits.

A puppetry performances are held during summer months. Besides the performing arts the venue also hosts the summer school of animated film for youngsters and regular exhibitions of visual arts, including annual presentations of works from the Lendava-Lendva International Fine Arts Colony.

Lendava Synagogue

Lendava-Lendva

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Sinagoga Lendava

Spodnja ulica 5 SI-9220, Lendava-Lendva

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The Lendava Synagogue is one of the three synagogues still remaining in Slovenia. Along with the Maribor Synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues in Europe, the Lendava Synagogue (built in 1866) functions as a historical monument and a cultural centre. Since 2013 it hosts also the Slovenian Holocaust Museum with a permanent exhibition on Jews in the Prekmurje region. The third synagogue, the smaller praying centre at the Ljubljana Town Hall, serves for religious purposes.

History

The Jewish community of Dolnje Lendava began construction of the synagogue, which is now one of the two preserved synagogues in Slovenia in 1866. Until 1944 the Lendava Synagogue served as religious centre for Jewish people from the Prekmurje region. It had room for about 140 worshippers. After the building was neglected for several decades after 1944, it was renovated in the 1990s. Next to the synagogue there was also a Jewish school which was demolished in the end of the 1990s and a residence for the rabbi. In the nearby Dolga vas one can still visit a Jewish burial ground, the only one preserved in the region.

Venue

Today the cultural and art programme in the Lendava Synagogue is managed by the Lendava-Lendva Gallery and Museum. It serves as a venue for concerts and exhibitions, current exhibition is devoted to the history of Jewish people in the Lendava region. In 2009 on the 60th anniversary of the state of Israel, the Lendava Synagogue hosted a photographic exhibition by David Rubinger. So far, the synagogue has also hosted many traditional, jazz and klezmer musicians.

Slovenian Holocaust Museum

Since 2013 the synagogue has featured also a permanent display on the history of Jews from the Prekmurje region, combined with temporary thematic exhibitions, focused on personal memorabilia and the impact of particular families on the development of the town of Lendava.

Gornja Radgona Municipal Library

Gornja Radgona

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Mestna knjižnica Gornja Radgona

Trg svobode 4 SI-9250, Gornja Radgona

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The Gornja Radgona Municipal Library operates within the framework of the People’s University of Gornja Radgona. Providing library services and playing the role of a multimedia information centre, it covers the municipalities of Gornja Radgona, Apače, Radenci, and Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici. Library-goers can make use of the reading room, as well as take part in the various events, lectures, workshops, and educational courses the library hosts in collaboration with the People’s University of Gornja Radgona.